Victoria Police have been soÂ vilified as racistsÂ that they no longer dare to describe a growing problem involving our latest refugee community:
Salvation Army staff say Swanston Street was like a “war zone”, with one man carrying a machete and another a knife, as bottles were thrown at police trying to break up rolling fights between two large groups early on New Year’s Day.
Major Brendan Nottle, the 2013 Melburnian of the Year, said what he saw indicated serious social problems within the African community… “Rather than take the approach that we’re not going to talk about this for fear of being branded racist, or saying, ‘why are these young people here, why don’t they integrate’, we actually need to say this is a problem and work out a strategic way to address it,” he said…
A police media spokeswoman said those involved were of varying ethnic backgrounds.
But Anthony McEvoy, who heads the Salvation Army’s youth street team, which runs the “chill-out” zone on the lawns of St Paul’s Cathedral in Swanston Street, said the people he saw brawling looked almost exclusively African.
As I noted last weekÂ in response to a judge’s comments, our politicians are importing people who they must know will struggle to fit in – at a cost to the rest of us. In this case again:Â
Awan Mading, a Sudanese-born volunteer with the Salvation Army, said many young people from the African community had little education and poor job prospects, making them feel excluded…
“So they become frustrated, and some of them drop out of school, hoping they will find a job. But if they don’t have any qualifications or work experience they can’t get employment. So they end up in the street drinking.”
Plus fighting. How on earth is an immigration system with these results in the national interest?
An honest debate needs to be held, without shut-ups screams of “racist”, before more people get hurt.
And note: if police won’t even tell the public the facts about a brawl this huge in the middle of Melbourne, what else are they not saying “for our own good”? And where were the journalists that night?
Incredible. I’veÂ searched news reportsÂ and so farÂ cannot find a single contemporary referenceÂ by police or the news media to the brawl – one reportedly involving 200 Africans in the very middle of Melbourne city. How on earth could that not be news? What else are we not being told?